‘Master’ actor slams ‘sexist’ illustration, deletes tweet after snarky comments

It shows Malavika cooking in a corner of a room, while male crew members doing other activities

Other crew members, including director Lokesh Kanagaraj, are seen using a laptop or a smartphone. Photo: Twitter (Actor_Vijay)

After fans of Kollywood actor Vijay tweeted a graphic illustration depicting how the crew of his upcoming movie Master would be in quarantine, actor Malavika Mohanan, who too is a part of the film’s cast, on April 26 slammed it for being ‘sexist’. However, after receiving snarky comments from some users, she has deleted the tweet.

The illustration showed Malavika — the only female member — cooking in a corner of a room, while Vijay listening to a song, actor Vijay Sethupathi playing ludo and composer Anirudh Ravichander playing the piano. Other crew members, including director Lokesh Kanagaraj, are seen using a laptop or a smartphone.

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Reacting to the tweet, Malavika posted, “The task of a woman even in a hypothetical ‘movie house’ is to cook? When will gender roles die? Sigh.” However, within a few minutes after she tweeted it, scores of persons attacked the actor. Some men even went on to say it suited her perfectly. This left Malavika deleting the tweet.

Later a Twitter user, named AG (@arunrp555), posted another version of the illustration, altering it by placing a book in Malavika’s hand, instead of a spoon. The actor retweeted it and said she loved this version. “And how did you know I love reading?!” she added in the tweet.

Master, starring other actors like Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Nassar was scheduled to be released on April 9. However, due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, it did not hit the screens.

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